@qwizzie Sorry I didn't realize it earlier, but 1k split solution can't work because it is impossible to split rewards. Since everyone would be running core, it is impossible to take rewards from core to give them to Platform and have a market equilibrium.
Imagine rewards are going 50% to core and 50% to platform, with everyone running core. There is no way for the number of nodes to stabilize, basically everyone would then run platform or lose 50% of their rewards.
Okay, so it works out like this ?
1K Platform nodes --> 50% of MN Rewards for Core service (which could increase if normal 1K Classical group gets smaller) --> Platform Credits to compensate for higher hardware requirements, claimable every 18 days (after an epoch)
Have to pay for additional hardware requirements / higher VPS costs.
1K Classical nodes --> 50% MN rewards for Core service (which could increase if this group gets smaller)
No additional hardware requirements / no higher VPS costs.
Why would everyone go to Platform ? You only get those Platform Credits to compensate for the higher hardware requirements / higher VPS costs (and get a tiny bit extra)